BCJ 565 Deviant Behavior
3 Semester Units
Deviant Behavior examines deviance from key sociological perspectives and theories. The course provides real-world examples of deviance throughout to encourage critical thinking about deviant behavior and its impact at the personal level and on society as a whole.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Assess the importance of social norms and the classification of deviant behavior.
- Evaluate the role that individuals in society play when creating deviance.
- Discuss the various extensions and criticisms of anomie theory.
- Assess the role of group and subcultural components in producing substance abuse.
- Distinguish between the normative, reactionist or relativist, and critical conception of deviance.
- Discuss labeling theory as it applies to mental illness and juvenile delinquency.
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